Our Get on Track for Employability programme is all about preparing young people for employment and helping them gain the necessary skills and expertise to thrive in the workplace. On our Sanctuary Supported Living Get on Track programmes, each group visit a different organisation to give them an introduction to the venue and an understanding of the type of work and potential career paths available.

Our Brighton group visited Epsom Racecourse and Deputy Local Service Manager at Sanctuary, Neil Hall, tells us more:

Our visit to Epsom provided the young people of Brighton Foyer the opportunity to visit somewhere they would not ordinarily be able to visit and to see behind the scenes. The young people have built strong and positive relationships with the athlete mentors Fontaine and Hannah, giving them the confidence to see themselves in job they would not have considered at the start of this course. 

   

Everyone in the Get on Track group proudly, curiously, and respectfully met the horses as well as a race winning horse trainer. They learnt about the race course, it's history and some interesting statistics about the day as well as meeting many of the management teams within the organisation.

The experience has given the group ideas and a hopeful future which is incredible valuable at this point in their lives where ideas and creativity have not always been accessible.  The group left with ideas about working in training, catering and hospitality as well as developing leadership and team work skills.

 

Alanta

I really enjoyed the day it was really interesting and gave me something interesting to do today

 

Andrew

I absolutely loved meeting the horses and having a tour of the race course, I am really hoping to do some work experience with Epsom

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